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Managing Alcohol

If you’re worried you or someone you know might be drinking too much, have a look at the resources we’ve put together on this page.

Whatever your situation, there’s no shame in asking for help, so please reach out if you need to – speak to those close to you if you can.

For further support you can call the National Wellbeing Helpline on 0800 111 4191. And for regulated health and social services professionals, you can contact the Workforce Specialist Service for confidential support. Details of the WSS can be found on our Service for You page.

Important issues

Drinking too much alcohol?

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Social distancing and not having access to usual coping mechanisms or support systems can make people feel lonely and isolated. Work can also be a major source of stress at...

Home & family

Tips for managing alcohol

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Try keeping track of how many units you’re drinking  NHS Inform have a handy unit calculator which you can find here or search for ‘How does my drinking add up’...

Important issues

A conversation with an addictions doctor

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In this podcast Claire Fyvie interviews Dr David McCartney, an addictions doctor, about alcohol dependency, from the perspective of his own lived experience.

Important issues

David, Addictions Doctor

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David McCartney, an addictions doctor, gives advice to those who may be dealing with alcohol addiction.

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